"Always...Patsy Cline" to open 59th Shawnee Summer Theatre season

The musical Always...Patsy Cline will open the 59th Shawnee Summer Theatre season June 14, with music performed by The Flyovers, a Greene County band.

“We are extremely excited to open our 2018 season with such a heart-warming show,” said Producing Artistic Director Bri Lindsey, who costars in Always...Patsy Cline. “To be able to bring in a local band to perform the music live makes this a must-see show this season.”

“It’ll be a boot-stomping good time.”

The two actress show follows the improbable, yet real-life, friendship between Patsy Cline (Holli Burnfield) and Houston housewife Louise Seger (Bri Lindsey). Their friendship started by sheer coincidence and lasted until Cline’s untimely death.

The show opens the theatre’s 59th consecutive season, which makes it the state’s oldest continuously-running summer stock theatre. The show opens 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 with shows Friday (6/15) and Saturday (6/16) nights, before ending with a 2 p.m. Sunday (6/17) show.